We overseed our hayfields with oats, back when we were seriously farming. We would cut hay just before the oats "head," when they are at their optimal nutritional valule (according to my inlaws.) Our hay was basically just prairie hay (except for the oats). It was a blend of bermuda grass, big and little blue stem grass, clover, the oats, of course, and other native grasses. We also fertilized our hay fields, which actually seemed to help keep the weeds down.
We lost all of our farm equipment in a terrible wild fire a few years back (before we got horses again). Our neighbor has agreed to cut hay for us on shares, and we will use his equipment to once again bring our hay fields back to what they were - which won't be that hard because they still look good after all these years. I'm really looking forward to finally having the quality of hay I want, instead of having to buy whatever is available!
Plain Old Dee, horses Dancer and Rain I believe in dragons, unicorns, good men and other mythical creatures!